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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

14% Kidney Function Remaining in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-04-16 14:33

Polycystic Kidney Disease usually progresses for many years, so patients’ kidneys work well in the first several decades. However, as more and more fluid-filled cysts develop in the kidney, they will replace much of normal kidney function. 14% kidney function remaining is an indicator of end-stage Polycystic Kidney Disease and requires patients to accept treatment as soon as possible.

How to improve 14% kidney function for Polycystic Kidney Disease patient?

The kidney function loss of People with Polycystic Kidney Disease is mainly due to too big kidney cysts pressing the normal part of their surrounding kidney tissues. When these cysts damaged the normal kidney tissues, little blood and oxygen can be supplied for them and then they lose their ability to purify blood gradually. If they want to regenerate part of their kidneys and improve their kidney function. I can say it is possible but needs the joint effort of the patients and doctor.

The effort of patients

For patients, they should develop a healthy diet such as limit the intake of sodium and protein, avoid coffee, chocolate and alcohol and drink moderate water, etc. In addition, they should control their symptoms timely. For example, high blood pressure is a most common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease, but it, in turn, can cause further kidney damage and accelerate the rate of kidney function loss. Therefore, taking medicines timely to control these symptoms is very necessary for patients to protect their remaining kidney function. If you don’t know how to make a diet plan or what medicine is good for you, you can consult the doctor online.

The effort of doctor

Before knowing the patient’s condition in detail, the doctor can’t make any treatment decision for his patient, because not all treatment is suitable for every PKD patient. Here, we firstly introduce two medicines: rheum officinale and astragalus mongholicus. They can help improve the regeneration of kidney tissues and increase patients’ kidney function. However, people with 14% kidney function remaining can’t eat them without the doctor’s permission.

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